Dear WORLD MEMORIAL,
My idea is to incorporates sustainable energy products (Solar Photovoltaic (PV), passive solar, fuel cells, wind turbines etc.) into
the design of the WORLD MEMORIAL and “Tribute of LIght.”
The technology exists today to build a robust energy production center coupled with low energy components. Currently, New York has incentives to install PVs. We only need the will and the desire to create the symbol for the world. This could be the legacy of those perished. It would be a generate freedom from the dependence on fossil fuels, reduction in pollution, and development of sustainable energy for mankind’s future..
According to Paul Marantz, the lighting designer for the Tribute in Light, the power consumption of each of the lighting of each towers containing 44 Xenon lights, requires 7,000 watts.
At 616,000 watts for the Twin Towers per hour, a 4 hour presentation from dusk to 11:00 PM daily, adds up to a whopping 73.9 Megawatts, upwards of $4,435 per month.
We propose an array of 24 low-powered lasers for the overall projection, approximately 1000 watts each, totaling 24,000 watts/hour, only 3.6 Megawatts per month. A standard off-the-shelf, one square-meter PV panel
produces 120 watts. Roughly, 200 PV panels would be required to power the entire “Tribute in Light.”
This could create a new industry standard and thousands of jobs.
Set the example and let it start at Ground Zero.
Erik S. Maseng
Viking Controls, Inc.
2 Townsend West, Unit 2
Nashua, NH 03063